Massimo Grassi

Would you buy a used car from Sulpizio and Avanzi (2019)?

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Keywords: Open Science; Open Access; Data Sharing; Materials Sharing.

Certainly yes. But I’d love to check the status of the engine, the status of the body of the car and the car’s documents as well. Sulpizio and Avanzi (2019) replied to my recent paper on Open Science and Open Science practices (Grassi, 2018). Authors discuss whether the «crisis of confidence» is real or not, whether the crisis is due to the current evaluation system in academia as well as to the current editorial policies of scientific journals. In addition, the authors discuss whether the adoption of the Open Science practices may help (or not) to improve the discipline. In this article I reply to the three points raised by the authors. Open Science means transparency. The current «crisis» (regardless of whether it’s real or not) has revealed that increasing transparency can only be beneficial for research and the research’s community.

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